assembly Bill A9497

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Establishes the restaurant and restaurant worker recovery loan program; establishes the restaurant and restaurant worker recovery fund; appropriation

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Mar 09, 2022 referred to labor

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A9497 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S8386
Current Committee:
Assembly Labor
Law Section:
Labor Law
Laws Affected:
Add §198-f, Lab L; add §97-ii, St Fin L

A9497 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes the restaurant and restaurant worker recovery loan program; establishes the restaurant and restaurant worker recovery fund; makes an appropriation therefor; provides for the repeal of such provisions upon the expiration thereof.

A9497 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   9497
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                               March 9, 2022
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by M. of A. GONZALEZ-ROJAS, CRUZ -- read once and referred to
   the Committee on Labor
 
 AN  ACT  to amend the labor law, in relation to establishing the restau-
   rant and restaurant worker recovery loan program; to amend  the  state
   finance law, in relation to establishing the restaurant and restaurant
   worker recovery fund; making an appropriation therefor; and to provide
   for the repeal of such provisions upon the expiration thereof
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. This act shall be known and may be cited as the "restaurant
 and restaurant worker recovery act of 2022".
   § 2. The labor law is amended by adding a new section 198-f to read as
 follows:
   § 198-F. RESTAURANT AND RESTAURANT WORKER RECOVERY LOAN PROGRAM.    1.
 THERE IS ESTABLISHED IN THE DEPARTMENT A RESTAURANT AND RESTAURANT WORK-
 ER RECOVERY FUND LOAN PROGRAM FOR THE PURPOSES OF SUPPORTING RESTAURANTS
 IN  THE  STATE  OF NEW YORK AND THEIR EMPLOYEES TO SURVIVE THE FINANCIAL
 HARDSHIPS CREATED BY THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC BY PROVIDING LOANS TO  QUALI-
 FYING  RESTAURANTS  TO  ASSIST  IN  COVERING  UNANTICIPATED  LABOR COSTS
 INCURRED AS A RESULT OF THE STATE OF  EMERGENCY  THAT  WAS  EXECUTED  IN
 EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 202 ON MARCH 7, 2020, AND TO ENCOURAGE THE PROVISION
 OF A LIVABLE WAGE FOR RESTAURANT WORKERS WHO RECEIVE GRATUITIES.
   2. AS USED IN THIS SECTION:
   (A)  "EQUITY TRAINING" MEANS TRAINING AS DESCRIBED IN SUBDIVISION FIVE
 OF THIS SECTION.
   (B) "RESTAURANT AND RESTAURANT WORKER RECOVERY FUND" OR  "FUND"  MEANS
 THE  RESTAURANT  AND  RESTAURANT WORKER RECOVERY FUND CREATED BY SECTION
 NINETY-SEVEN-II OF THE STATE FINANCE LAW.
   (C) "QUALIFYING RESTAURANT" MEANS A RESTAURANT THAT MEETS THE CRITERIA
 ESTABLISHED IN SUBDIVISION THREE OF THIS SECTION.
   (D) "SMALL NEW YORK-BASED RESTAURANT" MEANS A RESTAURANT LOCATED WITH-
 IN THE STATE THAT IS A SMALL BUSINESS AS DEFINED BY SECTION ONE  HUNDRED
 THIRTY-ONE OF THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT LAW.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD14650-02-2